The Transportation & Environmental Services Department is looking for a qualified individual to serve as a Sanitary Infrastructure Senior Engineer in the Sanitary Infrastructure Division. This position will lead initiatives aimed at reducing infiltration and inflow into the sanitary sewer system and reducing the impact of sewer backups during rain events that result in flooding. This position will be responsible for overseeing planning level engineering for sanitary sewer capital projects, as well as other sanitary sewer programs and initiatives to mitigate the impacts of climate change and make Alexandria a safer, healthier community.
This position will manage a small team of civil engineers and shall provide guidance, mentoring, and technical expertise to the team. The Sanitary Infrastructure Senior Engineer will utilize their extensive engineering experience to resolve critical issues on complex projects. The successful candidate will have a strong technical background in civil engineering, experience in managing project and/or program budgets, along with strong time management skills and ability to effectively manage competing priorities. Work is performed with considerable independence and independent judgement, while ensuring compliance with City policies and procedures, under the general supervision of the Sanitary Infrastructure Division Chief.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, management, and planning in the field of civil engineering and sanitary sewer systems. Able to plan, assign and direct work of subordinate employees; ability to manage consultant work; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to manage and lead others with diverse interests to build consensus and the resolution of complex problems; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, elected officials, boards, commissions, governmental agencies, business and community groups, other jurisdictions, and the general public; and the ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both verbally and in writing.
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Minimum & Additional Requirements
To qualify for this position, candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, or other related field, and a minimum of eight (8) years of experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess, or obtain within six months of employment, a license to practice as a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In order to be considered a preferred applicant, candidates should have a minimum of four (4) years of engineering experience related to reducing the impacts of infiltration and inflow in sanitary sewer systems and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience as a lead program or a project manager.
This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks.